Actual Things is a recurring segment where I record moments of our life for posterity.
This afternoon as I was pushing my girls (ages 3 and 1) in a pink racecar shopping cart through a crowded grocery store parking lot, a gentle rain started sprinkling down from the clouds. It felt warm and whimsical so I started humming the tune to that song, “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops, Oh what a world it would beeee…” Then I got to the bridge and, thinking to myself that I was being a really fun mom, I sang out cheerily, “Standing outside with my mouth open wide!” Right then, Avery yelled out in this old-timey vaudeville voice, “IT’S RAINING MEN, EVERYBODY!”
Obviously the timing was hilariously unfortunate, but the “everybody” is what really killed me. I was laughing so hard in the car, she said, “Momma, you need a hankie to dry! those! tears!”
And those are the actual things.